Why the “Silent Majority” should stop being Silent

#STOPKM Protestors Oil Sands Saturday – Why the “Silent Majority” should stop being Silent If #KinderMorgan has the support of the so-called “Silent Majority” as the supporters claim it does, I’ve got a splash of cold water for you — Stop being so silent. Some studies show about a 50/50 split across Canada, others have 70%+ in favor of Kinder Morgan Pipeline approval (BC and Quebec being mostly against) But I will tell you this, If

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Oil Sands Saturday – Trump, Trudeau, and Tariffs!

Oil Sands Saturday – Trump, Trudeau, and Tariffs! Does the Canada Government HAVE a Plan to deal with Tariff strategy Rest assured the threat of Trump adding tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum was heard in the Oil patch, and I know companies were scrambling to do some quick math on what impact that would have on the nation’s oil industry — higher costs for pipelines, drilling equipment, you name it. A little open opinion

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Oil Sands Saturday – Canada’s Federal Budget

Federal Budget Is Expected Tuesday Finance Minister Bill Morneau is set to release the next phase of the Liberal party’s spending plan, and without being a finance expert myself, I can pretty much assume two things: a bigger deficit, and likely no “balance” any time soon… but hey, Tuesday’s a-ways-away! Anything could happen! $60 bucks ‘a barrel! One thing I can almost guarantee that will be noted is the change to their target “Oil” expectations…

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Oil Sands Saturday – Government Regulation or Interference

To Help or Hinder – Pipelines How can we tell which is which? Government interference on energy pipelines, or is it government regulation? Tough call nowadays. The Trudeau government claims that the new Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) it plans to create and put in charge of project approvals, in place of the NEB, will help to restore investor confidence. Which is it? First, it appears to me that uncertainty that exists in our Canadian energy

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Oil Sands Saturday

Protecting our Oceans Diesel spilled after barge sinks in Howe Sound – headlines in many BC news outlets read on Thursday after a vessel had sunk near Port Mellon on Wednesday The Canadian Coast Guard gave an update late Friday: A fuel tank on board has been identified as the source of the spill, which has now been contained. The Canadian Coast Guard said the diesel sheen has also been recovered. Fantastic job Coast Guards!

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